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MSNBC
Aug 3, 2009 9:00pm EDT
and because of how inconceivable it is that america would no longer have the national capacity to make cars. so first goal, stimulus. second goal help the car industry. third goal? reduce the amount of gas that we guz l and the emissions we pollute our own country with by helping americans switch to cleaner, more efficient, newer cars. all of these interrelated goals, these three, are the thinking behind cash for clunkers. you trade in your old car that doesn't get great mileage and because of all those goals, stimulus, helping the car industry, and cleaning up the joint, the government gives you in exchange for your clunker a big, fat 35 or $4500 check toward buying or leasing a new car. a simple program. a totally cogent policy idea. the only question was, would it work? would americans take advantage of it? the answer to that question is a technical policy term which is oh, boy doggie did it work. the program only made it about a week before it ran out of money because so many people took advantage of it. by saturday more than 85,000 car transactions had already been registered with deal
MSNBC
Aug 13, 2009 9:00pm EDT
. uh, well maybe how geico's the third-largest car insurance company in america? nice tidbit there. boss: exactly. and i've been thinking, looking a bit more businesslike might help too. gecko: oh my. uhhh, no it's, what's, what's the word... vogeico. 15 minutes could save you 15 percent or more on car insurance. >>> full disclosure. in addition to this show, i have a radio show on air america. that's part of my responsibilities for my air america job i sometimes voice advertisements. which means i read copy promoting the goods of services of companies that pay radio stations or pay air america important the promotion. it is what people in talk radio do. one read i used to do was for a company that provides legal forms for a do it yourself living will. now, i also happen to believe a living will is a good thing to have so i have absolutely no qualms about having done that read for that ad once upon a time. in this fight i hesitate to call a debate about health care we are having as a country, getting a living will is being likened to murder or forced suicide or fascism. the conspi
MSNBC
Aug 26, 2009 11:00pm EDT
tonight to stand with you, to change america. >> he will be one of the greatest united states senators. there's no question about it. >> it is a mark of ted's greatness that he does not care who gets the credit as long as the job gets done. >> edward moore kennedy. >> ladies and gentlemen. >> he's been a democratic stalwart for morning four decades. champion of such social causes as civil rights, immigration reform and universal health care. in his personal life, senator edward kennedy has suffered great pain and been in the midst of great controversy, enduring what many called the curse of the kennedys. but tlhrough all of his politicl triumphs and personal tragedies, there has been one constant in the life of senator kennedy, a commitment to public service, a commitment first instilled by his parents, joseph and rose fitzgerald kennedy. childhood friends joseph patrick kennedy and rose fitzgerald marry on october 7, 1914. he is the son of a successful businessman, an irish-catholic community leader. she the daughter of john francis fitzgerald, the legendary honey fitz, a former congr
MSNBC
Aug 6, 2009 9:00pm EDT
. now dare robert gishs suggest he's not just a regular guy, and totally unrelated news, america's health insurance plans, the national association that representses more than 1 now, insurance companies just put oun a list of talking points. the things they want real americans to say at these town hall events. here's your script, real people! written for you by the health insurance industry. which some trying to manufacture the appearance of grass roots opposition at all. if you don't feel like taking your talking points directly in the health insurance industry, how about a middleman? like, say, the organization freedom works. which sounds really grass roots. they have now published their own august recess action kit. your handy dandy guide for disrupting town hall meetings at a location near you. the kit actually begins with, dear friend of freedom, and it provides suggested questions that you might ask your local congressman. there's also very helpful google maps of upcoming town hall events. this kit brought to you by the head of freedom march, of course, former republican ho
MSNBC
Aug 10, 2009 9:00pm EDT
, the average family in america will be paying between 40% and 50% of their income on health care insurance premiums. this is unsustainable, if i can't stand up to some screamers and to rush limbaugh, then i don't deserve to be in the united states senate. >> is there a democratic versus republican fight going on that is about health care policy? if we -- everybody acknowledges the numbers -- most people acknowledge the number of uninsured out of control costs, the difficulties, not only for american families, but for our economy and our international competitiveness in terms of our business. are republicans proposing a different way to meet those challenges? or are they saying don't fix it, it's fine? >> they're the party as nope. and i like to think of myself in the party of hope. it's no, it's no about everything. and you know, i don't think they do buy into the fact that this is a problem for most americans. they say we have the greatest health care in the world. well, the fact is, we pay twice as much and our outcomes aren't as good. we have 48 million people with no health care as a r
MSNBC
Aug 27, 2009 11:00pm EDT
says this is leroy carhart who plans to take tiller's place as the number one abortionist in america. with your help we can stop him. now that george tiller's mill is closed forever, leroy carhart plans to take his place, open a new butchering mill he already operates in nebraska. this is where operation rescue comes in. as you know our years of fighting george tiller makes us highly experienced in how to peacefully and legally shut down these late-term abortionists. we will be in omaha and at carhart's abortion mill on august 28th and 29th to encourage and train pro-lifers, working with us on this project to stop him from becoming the next george tiller. carhart's days in nebraska could be numbered. head of operation rescue signs the letters, yours for the babies, and asks for donations. women's groups across nebraska and kansas and other states are asking for counterprotestors to show up on saturday in nebraska as well as to block the operation rescue folks. in the middle of it all, there stands our next guest. joining us, dr. leroy carhart, friend and colleague of the late dr. geo
MSNBC
Aug 4, 2009 9:00pm EDT
't give up or give in. this is too important. we have few more important issues in america today, and we need to be steadfast in our commitment to learn from those who have legitimate concerns and criticisms, but there's no way you can rewrite this bill to satisfy this mob. we need to be firm and committed to a strong, public plan that will give that nudge to the insurers. you know, they talk about taking a middle ground on this. well, according to correctional budget office, 96% of the people under our plan right now, before the blue dogs start messing with it, 96% will be in private insurance. isn't 4% in a public plan enough of a compromise. do we have to give up entirely? >> democratic congressman lloyd doggett of texas. thank you very much for your time tonight. >> thanks, rachel. >> and i wasn't there but on behalf of the country, i'm sorry about what happened to you. it was very rude. >> good night. >> thanks. >>> when it comes to professionally organized fake grassroots rent-a-mob, shutting down what used to be normal democratic processes as congressman doggett suggested, today's
MSNBC
Aug 28, 2009 11:00pm EDT
and his concern for america's least powerful. as he said so many years ago, the work goes on, the cause endures, and the dream will never die. that's all for this edition of "headliners and legend," i'm lester holt. thank you for watching. >>> the kennedy brothers, they stirred their rival's blood. richard nixon put it this way, when you beat a kennedy, you beat the best. the trouble was, nobody did following the death of senator edward kennedy, here is the hardball political story how these extraordinary brothers sought the american presidency. >>> let the word go forth from this time -- >> he made this the best generation. >> let us offer new hope. >>> in the 1950s, politics meant men in flannel suits, adlai stevenson, richard nixon. they were dull, stodgy and sexless. in 1966, someone new appeared on the political radar. the democratic convention in chicago that summer, a young politician battled the old guard for the vice presidential nomination. in the process, catapulted himself on to the national stage. his name was jack kennedy. >> i want to take this opportunity first to expres
MSNBC
Aug 7, 2009 9:00pm EDT
. these people do not want america to succeed. they would rather see our system go down than have a black president, someone with different political views, someone appointing people like sotomayor, hispanic people, women and others. and we have arrived at a point where enough is enough. so these people are hate mongers and distributing a kind of information on two levels. one the lies about the health care system requiring euthanasia and all this nonsense. but on another level as i say leaving a loaded gun on the table, calling our president hitler, spreading this rhetoric, spreading these lies. it isn't just a question of being bad journalists anymore. these are bad americans and they are putting all of us at risk. >> frank scheafer, author of "crazy for god" thank you very much for coming on the show. really appreciate your insight. >> thanks. >>> coming up next we recently hosted on this show democratic member of congress who was taking a particularly pugnacious but constructive call their bluff approach to the health care fight. he is representative anthony weiner of new york and joi
MSNBC
Aug 18, 2009 9:00pm EDT
read our blogs, along with credo and democracy for america, showed up at these members' offices and said this is what we expect of you. so when they tried to throw the public plan under the bus, we were ready. they were ready. it was a grassroots movement to push them and they said and did the right thing. they stood by their districts. >> when you started this at the end of june, you called this the whip count project, which implies that you think this is what democrats ought to be doing on capitol hill so that people don't have to be doing it from the trenches and the blog world. do you feel like you're sort of giving democrats a lesson in leadership in terms of how to keep -- how democrats can get more of what they say they want from policy? >> i think that the blue dogs actually do this very well. it's the progressives that haven't done this very well. they sort of ceded control over their caucus to the white house, to rahm emanuel, and kind of fallen in line every time they said, you know, vote for some crappy bill like waxman-marquee, the big bailout bill. and they got alo
MSNBC
Aug 26, 2009 9:00pm EDT
dies. >> but america, knowing none of this, had bigger worries, as the country faced numerous challenges -- from the bay of pigs to the berlin wall. the toughest test came in october, 1962, when u.s. spy planes photographed soviet nuclear missile bases being built in cuba just 90 miles away. >> we will not prematurely or unnecessarily risk the cost of worldwide nuclear war in which even the fruits of victory would be ashes in our mouth. >> jack's key advisor during the 13 days of the cuban crisis was his old campaign manager. together, the kennedy brothers came up with a creative solution. the u.s. put a naval quarantine in place while secretly agreeing to pull obsolete u.s. missiles out of turkey. in exchange, the soviets removed their missiles from cuba. the crisis was averted. it was the kennedys' finest hour. >> what did your dad say about it afterwards? >> well, what he said was, we are going to nuclear holocaust, the end of the world. >> back home, another issue was reaching the boiling point. civil rights. kennedy knew every step he took could hurt him in the upcoming 1
MSNBC
Aug 12, 2009 9:00pm EDT
and make it clear to america's senior citizens that this is not what health care reform is about and that they're being used when people are trying to scare them about this. are seniors organized in such a way in iowa that they are likely to, when they learn the truth about this, and i think they probably widely will, that they'll be angry with senator grassley for having done this? >> i think they will. there is a well organized group of health care advocates amongst the elderly. i've seen them in the hundreds at other health care forums that have been in different parts of the state before this thing blew up the way it did. in terms of this thing about pulling the plug on grandmother, if you remember that particular amendment came from a republican senator in georgia, who is probably not wanting to pull the plug on granny. i lost a wife to cancer about four years ago and i can remember receiving end of life counseling as to how things were going to play out, what the choices were. it was extremely valuable. i think end of life counseling is actually more for the living than it
MSNBC
Aug 13, 2009 11:00pm EDT
be the expert. >>> full disclosure. in addition to this show here on msnbc, i have a radio show on air america. as part of my responsibilities for my air america job, i sometimes voice advertisements. which means that i read copy promoting the goods or services of companies that pay radio stations or that pay air america for the promotion. it's what people in talk radio do. one read i used to do was for a company that provides legal forms for a do it yourself living will. now, i also happen to believe that a living will is a good thing to have, so i have absolutely no qualms about having done that read for that ad once upon a time. but in this fight that i hesitate to call a debate about health care that we're having as a country right now, getting a living will is being likened to murder or forced suicide or fascism or something. the conspiracy theory that the governments promoting living will, which the government has done for 20 years, is somehow now a secret plot to kill old people. it was started by a woman called betsy mccoy. she's director of a medical device company, a former director
MSNBC
Aug 11, 2009 9:00pm EDT
centers of america, incorporated. he's also president of international capital and management company, which runs a hospital consulting company. totally disinterested party, right? and then there's the president of freedomworks, a gentleman named matt kiby. before joining freedomworks, mr. kiby was the former senior economy for the republican national committee. before that he was chief of staff for republican congressman dan miller of florida. republican officials and the health insurance industry and for-profit hospital consulting firms and for-profit cancer treatment centers and all of these other people have every right to participate in this debate. of course, they do. they have every right to go to these events and yell no and say that there's no reason to reform health care. they even have the right to scream at people who actually want to talk about the fact that there might be need to reform health care. that is their constitutional right. they are americans like any of us. nobody is suggesting that they can't participate in this debate in the way that they are. what is disho
MSNBC
Aug 14, 2009 9:00pm EDT
and without having attacks on me being dren ining directed at ot. the threat to personal liberty in america is so serious and imminent at this time that it requires the full commitment of my efforts. while i consider it a personal sacrifice to leave dla piper it is a sacrifice i must make in light of the important work i am committed to at freedom works. the dual employment of dick armey at freedom works and dla piper has led our show and others to question whether companies employing dick armey's law and lobbying firm also effectively were buying the services of what is purportedly a grass roots organization, freedom works. for example, when life insurance interests paid for representation from dla piper, did that influence the decision by freedom works to direct its membership to oppose life insurance regulations? or in fact to oppose health reform? some provisions of which are opposed by the life insurance industry. when mr. armey resigned from the firm today, the chairman of dla pipe erp released his own statement saying, quote, we are sorry to see dick armey leave but, he said, quote,
MSNBC
Aug 19, 2009 9:00pm EDT
the production gm is rehiring 1,350 gm workers in north north america. somewhere in the anti-government corners of american politics, someone right now is trying to figure out a bumper sticker-ready slogan to try to make that news seem like bad news. good luck. let us know how you do. from that first dollar forward, cash flow isn't just an important thing to small business. it's everything. that's why pnc is introducing your new cfo, cash flow options designed to effectively improve your cash flow. cfo helps every dollar work harder. from the very first dollar to the last dollar of the day. get in touch with your new cfo. pnc. leading the way. there's more to cholesterol. get the picture. >>> in the country, we have "american idol," and its many spinoffs, like "so you think you can dance" and "america's got talent" and "nashville star," et cetera. in europe, they have euro vision, which believe it or not is a way bigger deal. eurovision's been broadcast every may since 1956. it's one of the longest running tv programs of all times. each of 43 countries picks a musical act to represent that coun
MSNBC
Aug 20, 2009 9:00pm EDT
a subsidiary of the second largest health insurance company in the country. behold america's great republican hope for bipartisanship on health reform. joining us now is democratic strategist chris cofinas. thanks for joining us. >> good evening, rachel. >> is there some secret thing about chuck grassley that makes it not crazy to think he'll vote for health reform? >> well, as he gets more difficult by the day. listen, you know, for president obama i think everyone can respect to understand, you know, his desire for bipartisanship but i always say bipartisanship is a means not an end and it seems that the ends that senator grassley has is to basically stop health care reform by any means necessary. he has this -- what i would call a two-faced strategy. he he seems to be saying one thing i think to senator bachus and the president in private and goes out there and says things that are basically incredibly toxic to the whole notion of bipartisan health care reform. it's getting very difficult to take folks like senator grassley seriously as a partner in health care reform. it just really is. >
MSNBC
Aug 24, 2009 9:00pm EDT
to the decision and its timing? >> i think it's a great relief, a great moment for america as a country. we finally have seen the rule of law brought forward in a way that it is clear and direct on this situation, which has been so sort of poisoned with personalities and politics and propaganda. it's a first kind of clear, bright light and i couldn't be happier or more relieved. >> is this a wide enough investigation? do you think it should include not just those who carried out the alleged crimes but those more senior administration officials who sanctioned the program? >> i think that the department of justice is a very professional organization and that john durham is a very professional prosecutor and i am fully confident that once they are looking at this area they will follow the evidence wherever it leads. >> can you tell me what you know about mr. durham? i understand he is quite publicity shy. >> i used to bump into him when i was the u.s. attorney in rhode island and he was in the u.s. attorney's office in connecticut. and we worked on some cases of common jurisdiction together in
MSNBC
Aug 25, 2009 9:00pm EDT
so sorry this is happening to you in america. i'm so sorry that you are suffering and that your husband is suffer iing. instead he has a very immediate response which all senators can have. yes, his office will make a difference for her. that's the whole point. when the government gets involved, it can solve these problems and it knows that. and at least -- you want to give him credit for doing that. i guess that's true. what i don't understand is how he september willing he isn't willing to acknowledge it. what is it neighbors helping neighbors? what are they supposed to do, throw bake sales to help raise this money for health care? what is this neighbors helping neighbors? i would say the majority of americans who are asking for universal health care are certainly asking for affordable health care for all americans, that's helping your neighbor. that's advocating for your neighbor. and we do know that despite some of these outbursts at town hall meetings, we know that the majority of americans do want health care reform. >> one of the frustrating things about trying to learn m
MSNBC
Aug 5, 2009 9:00pm EDT
. recess rally.com is not some organic outgrowth of american anger. this is how corporate america creates the illusion of a grass roots movement to support their own interests. this is what they do. they are professionals. this is an industry. to talk about these town hall events as some organic outpouring of average american folks who have concerns about health care is to be willfully blind as to what is really going on which is professional pr operatives generating exploitive, manufactured, strategically deployed outrage in order to line their own pockets. these pr spin meisters get paid a lot of money for doing it. the corporations they work for get to kill legislation that would hurt their profits. the real people who they launch into these town hall settings after they're told that health care reform is a secret commie plot to kill old people and mandate sex changes, those real people get more and more and more angry and more and more and more alienated. and ultimately they get left like the rest of us with a health care system that is broken and doesn't work in the interests of the
MSNBC
Aug 17, 2009 9:00pm EDT
. ( announcer ) blackberry runs better on america's largest 3g network. and now buy any blackberry, like the new tour, and get one free. verizon wireless. but i did. you need to talk to your doctor about aspirin. you need to be your own advocate. be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. you take care of your kids, now it's time to take care of yourself. >>> in may of last year as the government tried to cope with the subprime mortgage crisis that was sucking the world into the great depression act two one of the things that congress was debating was whether or not struggling homeowners would get government assistance, whether congress would provide some insurance to homeowners who wanted to refinance their troubled mortgages. while congress was debating that, up popped a new website weighing in on the issue and it had a very, very grass rootsy feel to it. it was called angry renter.com. and it looked like it was put together by a not so web savvy genuinely angry group of americans who were presumably renters, hence the name, angry renter. the angle was that people who
MSNBC
Aug 17, 2009 11:00pm EDT
brought home a little more bread. repower america. i hope our senators are listening. >>> today, president obama addressed the veterans of foreign wars convention in phoenix. outside the convention hall, one man wore an ar-15 semiautomatic assault rifle strapped to his shoulder as well as a pistol on his hip. no, he was not a police officer. no, he was not a secret service officer. he was just a guy showing up strapped to an event featuring the president of the united states. the associated press reports that in total about a dozen people were on site outside the convention hall today visibly carrying firearms. again, not police officers, not secret service officers. just regular citizens turning up to be seen carrying weapons near the president. yet again. last week there was this man in new hampshire waiting for president obama to arrive at a town hall event there. the man had a loaded handgun strapped to his leg. he was holding a sign that read, it is time to water the tree of liberty. of course, it's a reference to thomas jefferson's famous words worn on a t-shirt by timothy mcveigh on
MSNBC
Aug 19, 2009 11:00pm EDT
the production gm is rehiring 1,350 gm workers in north america. somewhere in the antigovernment corners of american politics, someone right now is trying to good luck! let us know how you do! eyond what the eye can see. they remove 2 times more dirt and make-up than basic cleansing. for a deep clean feeling, deep cleansers from olay. >>> in this country we have "american idol" and "so you think can you dance" and "america's got talent" n europe, they have "eurovision." it's been broadcast every may since 1956. it's one of the longest running tv programs of all time. each of 43 countries picks a musical act to represent that country. and then millions of people vote for the winner. we have "eurovision" to thank -- or to blame -- for abba, celine dion, julio iglesias and the poor river band people who can't move their arms. although only europe participates, "eurovision" has grown fans because it's an olympic grade display of truly over the top i can't believe this is happening acting. but there is news about this year's contest that is way darker than the usual belgium versus holland, se
MSNBC
Aug 28, 2009 9:00pm EDT
in america look at one another. how blacks look at whites, how gays look at straights, how straights look at gays. how we literally look at one another. and in turn, how we look at ourselves. because when you were with him, you had to measure yourself against him. it always required you to be larger than you were inclined to be. you know, his death was not unlike his life, as we all know. overcoming pain and loss with the sense of dignity and pride that is amazing. he met his death on the same, brave generous terms that he lived his life. r.g. ingersoll could have been thinking about your father when he wrote, "when the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to faith, when honor scorns compromise with death, this is heroism." your father was a historic figure. he was a heroic figure beyond that. i'll remember and celebrate his life every single time i see a young adolescent kid coping with, rather than cowering from having to make a decision about his sexuality. i'll celebrate your father every single time i see my granddaughter stand up with those boys and smack something o
MSNBC
Aug 21, 2009 9:00pm EDT
... and for me, well, it wouldn't be so bad if this breadwinner brought home a little more bread. repower america. i hope our senators are listening. >>> the white house stated to day that president obama is willing to sink his entire presidency on whether or not he's able to achieve something that nearly every president since truman has tried to achieve and failed. here is robert gibbs, white house press secretary speaking this afternoon about the president's feelings on health care. >> i have heard the president say that it's making tough decisions and getting the important things done that washington has failed to deal with for decades means that he only lives in this house and makes those decisions for four years, he's quite comfortable with that. >> so if getting health reform done means it's one term and out for president obama, according to the white house, that is fine by the president. mr. gibbs in that same briefing also repeating that it is the president's goal that health reform be bipartisan. how is that bipartisan effort coming along? how many republicans are onboard for health refo
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